Olympic Velodrome showcases steel
According to architect Paul Ryder, the Olympic Velodrome at Bankstown in Sydney’s south-west was always going to feature structural steel.
“Only steel could provide a structural system to support such a large span project,” Paul said.
Indeed, the $41 million Dunc Gray Velodrome, named after Australia’s first Olympic gold medallist for cycling, is the biggest single-span structure in Australia.
“Structural steel provided the strength and lightness needed for the project, with fewer construction difficulties than other materials,” Paul said.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015